In so many ways phrases like resort cabana and beach cabana conjures up exactly the images the nearly two-century-old word is trying to convey: poolside or waterfront relaxation, easy living under a brilliant sun on a cloudless day while rows of turquoise resort cabanas line a sugarcane beach, providing just the right combination of necessary sun protection and shade, while keeping visitors or guests close to the beautiful - if tamed nature at hand.
Even if a particular brick and mortar business operation is earning a stellar return on investment, and there's reserve capital on hand to open a second or third location, the economic condition leaves businessmen and businesswomen reluctant to embark on large, costly, and always risky expansion.
A quick look at some of our recent examples from similar clients demonstrates our commitment to doing the job right. Take a look at the striking metal and orange-striped runner effectively masking back-of-building duct work. The design is effective in two ways: on one hand, the "runner" doesn't actually hide the piping and steam vents so much as it diverts a viewer's eyes from an otherwise less-than-appealing building necessity. On the other hand, simple designs like this are cost-effective and add a colorful artistic extension to a standard structure. Other examples, like a giant indoor umbrella/awning combination, work the same way an outdoor awning does in trying to attract guests. Of course, there's no real "need" for an umbrella indoors, but its use is a great way to generate conversion and even a little humor.
Like Mother Nature's artistry, artificial commercial canopies also serve as a type of overhang and suspended in-air "welcoming mat" for the environment you're about to enter. But rather than forests and jungles, we're talking about more "civilized" locations. Modern fabric commercial canopies are used primarily to add an attractive entrance element to a building, provide protection, introduce or bookend walkways or outdoor entrances, and are an ideal way to combine successful branding with practical and elegant benefits. (These are referred to as entrance canopies.) They can even be set up as school canopies, providing vital shade and a place to organize children on those hot late-summer and late-spring days.
Solar awnings, cabanas, and canvas products are a great way to save money and "green" your business. A green awning, which can reduce the solar gain from the sun by 90%, are a great way for builders to achieve LEED points. The utilization of an awning or canopy over a patio, parking lot, or courtyard will reduce reflected heat. It has also been shown that installing a green awning reduces air conditioning bills by as much as 25%, while lowering your indoor temperature by 8 to 15 degrees. Based on the design of your solar awning, you may see increased air circulation, which in turn dissipates heat build-up.
Academy Inc.'s commercial canopies and awnings serve two main goals: visually promoting a given brand while protecting businesses and customers from inclement weather and the effects of the Sun. An awning for business can be made from several materials including canvas, steel, and aluminum, or combinations thereof. Specifications of general awnings depend on the client's needs and the environmental conditions the structures are likely to face, as well as any local zoning codes.
The biggest differences come down to cost, setup time and the desired level of protection from the elements. Often open on four sides, but with an overhead covering, shade structures may provide somewhat less protection from wicked weather than their related counterparts, but the upside includes reduced costs and faster assembly, as well as reduced lead-time, while air circulation gets a boost too.
In keeping with that time-honored commercial awning and commercial shade structure tradition, commercial awnings by Academy Inc. highlight a building's style, complement the architecture or set the mood in a commercial setting, all while incorporating the latest and greatest modern technology and highest quality awning fabrics. We specialize in dome awnings, canvas awnings, metal awnings, solar awnings, backlit awnings.
But while there are strength and durability differences, what remains constant are the valuable reasons behind erecting quality built commercial metal shade structures. The benefits of metal awnings are varied including, shade, protection from the elements (wind, rain, or snow) and they do it quietly without some of the vibration noise associated with more flexible materials.
Commercial awnings and canopies are our specialty. It's what we do. That's why Academy Inc. is proud to enlist our expert teams of commercial shade consultants and designers to help architects and developers who are in the planning stages of their projects. We like to think of ourselves (even though we have different professions) as one big industry, who combined, have every skill necessary to give the customers the very best.
Designed with the proper heat-resistant material to prevent premature fading, warping, and general wear and tear backlit awnings are the ideal and creative way to convey to both your regulars and future customers that your business is open and ready to serve. Backlit awnings illuminate the full length and width of the awning evenly and without distortion, and can be fabricated in bright and attractive multi-spectrum colors with subtle variations.
Perfect for shading your patrons from the sun or providing a classy complement to your patio restaurant, Umbrellas by Academy are custom engineered to achieve the quintessential combination of elegance and design. Academy Inc. also provides our customers with a large variety of options on both standard and custom-order cushions.
But that's exactly why they work''" and why they take their name from the genuine non-digital, entirely real-world original. Vertical or horizontal, banners, like their digital 2.0 cousins, are designed to get noticed, with large bold-faced fonts and colorful, eye-catching styles.
But nothing is further from the truth. Curtains are one of the easiest ways to promote a business while offering a distinct economic benefit. Commercial shade curtains are made of highly durable fabrics or flexible, yet thick, high-grade plastics, whose transparent properties mimic actual glass, yet at half the price and half the installation challenges. Not only do curtains offer shade for customers sitting near sun-exposed windows, they're often large enough to decorate with effective signage - signage that complement an awning or backlit awning too.